Kanye was wearing a black and gold pleated skirt, oh, pardon me—fancy chastity belt? Mighty genital shield? No homo.
“There is no more inspiring figure in Koestenbaum’s pantheon of humiliation than Wilde. In 1895, having been exposed and convicted as a homosexual, Wilde, in handcuffs and prison garb, was paraded in front of a jeering crowd at a London train station. In time he came to view the experience as ‘an inevitable part of the evolution of my life and character.i In a posthumously...
it’s when i’m at my happiest and healthiest that i want to talk most to the people i love. when the world’s open, and everybody and everything’s an option. it’s sweet how that works.
Occupy Wall Street and the Poetry of Now-Time
If you really want to understand Occupy Wall Street, you have to talk to the poets. One night last week, late, after ducking out of a birthday party, we wandered down Broadway like we sometimes do now, looking to extend the evening a bit, see what was doing in the park. Zuccotti was quiet, but charged with energy as it had been for a month and counting. Many of the sleeping bags were already...
The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a...– from Selected Poems, Bertolt Brecht (via oversets)
We might even say that the desire for racism is an articulation of a wider...– Sara Ahmed This, again, is exactly the operation of sexism as well; especially in leftist privileged people, (m)anarchy, and (b)rogressivism. See: offendability, or ‘sensitivity’ of women, poc, lgbtqi, etc. The desire to be racist, sexist, offensive in speech, or something even...
The prohibition of racist speech should not be then taken literally: rather it...– Sara Ahmed Equally and enjoyably as useful for ‘sexism’ as well.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think the Nobel Peace Prize will protect you? TAWAKKUL KARMAN: [translated] To a certain extent, it gave me some protection. But I honestly believe—feel uncomfortable when I feel that way. You know, my people are facing difficulties. They are being killed in the streets. They are on the sidewalks for almost nine months now. As you know, they own more than 70 million machine...
Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy... →
wearing a thermal onesie, drawing, and eating nutella with a spoon. winter: bring it on.
It is impossible to read [the gospel of Luke] without being challenged by the...– Richard Holloway (h/t elainecastillo)
Reflections: Ajahn Sucitto: Spiritual Friendship: Include It All It wasn’t as if we particularly liked Harry – he generally created an edgy atmosphere around him, on account of his threatening manner. But the monastery is an open place for those who are genuinely trying to find Dhamma. And he kept coming, attending the meditations, listening to teachings and engaging in discussion groups as...
"Sexy Feminists, Militant Sluts, Ride or Die...
Call for Papers SEWSA Student Caucus Panel March 29-31, 2012 George Mason University Deadline: November 1, 2011 When NBC announced they would broadcast “The Playboy Club” as part of their fall lineup, the network received quite a bit of scrutiny. In broadcasting a show that features women in the infamous “bunny suit,” many have suggested that the show exploits women and introduces a new...
DL: What do you expect of an audience? JS: What I expect from an audience is that I learn something about what parts of the room I have to clear out that I haven’t cleared out already. Vancouver Lecture I: June 3, 1965 (via)
Tell everyone to have guts Do it yourself Have guts until the guts Come through the margins Clear and pure Like love is … a poem Spicer dedicated to himself. Admonitions, 63
MARTA officer involved in deadly shooting outside... →
“involved in deadly shooting” a euphemism for shooting someone to death
ATL | March to Defend Homeless Shelter →
“In 1868, When the threat of arrest was not enough to drive black men and women back to the plantations, the real arrests began. Rather than picking cotton under a labor contract, they were now in Atlanta without work. The charge: vagrancy.” (via) Targeting ppl with nowhere to go is nothing new. The homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine Streets is ‘one juicy piece of real...
A History of Georgia’s 1%: Why You Must Face Race... →
When the Georgia Legislature convened later that year, it dutifully ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, as it was required to do to reenter the Union. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, but with an enormous loophole. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, it read, shall exist in the United States, except as punishment for crime. With the Amendment ratified, the all-white Georgia...
i love the bible, and i’ve been carrying it around in my bag for two days it was rainy tonight and i set the bag on the ground, only to later find it drenched and the bottom half of the bible soaked through underground, in the train station, i took it out, 20 minute wait time, and as i read, imagined what people must be seeing (that image came to mind of the guy on the subway, wearing a...
When Eve [Kosofsky Sedgwick] died, in April 2009, her papers were scattered, disorganized, and incomplete. The process of sorting through, organizing, and preserving what remains is still ongoing. In August 2009 we were looking through a box marked “Eve’s personal papers” that had been stored in a rented storage locker. Among the papers was a photocopy of a typescript of “The 1001 Seances,”...
Get those words out of your mouth and into your heart. -JS, The Book of Magazine Verse, 253
Such a vast majority of our lives we have never once remembered; it sits like an iceberg under the surface of our minds and only the small cap of the tip rises above the surface. Perhaps, in these last torturous days of basic training, you might like to try this time machine in moments of boredom, exhaustion, or terror. When you are marching, for example, let the smell of dust send you back to a...
Don't Flinch | Adrienne Rich
Lichen-green lines of shingle pulsate and waver when you lift your eyes. It’s the glare. Don’t flinch The news you were reading (who tramples whom) is antique and on the death pages you’ve seen already worms doing their normal work on the life that was: the chewers chewing at a sensuality that wrestled doom an anger steeped in love they can’t even taste. How could this still shock or sicken you?...
Occupy Atlanta and Atlanta Hip Hop Day join forces →
Young Joc and Killer Mike at Occupy ATL
No Homo / No Terrorist
i wonder if the rest of the occupy cities are facing the same setbacks as we are here in the south. libertarians and white men form roundtables with each other mid-meeting about the federal reserve. half the group gives hand signals ‘in support of capitalism’ and encourages a self-professed entrepreneur to create a startup, make t-shirts and buttons, and open a nonprofit bank account....
“You had colorful tattoos on your body and you had something that you were erasing them with and you got black tattoos instead that had lots of shapes and you were talking about how you couldn’t be friends with some girl anymore and how she stopped bring a nude bra like you hahah…In the dream it sounded so smart and made sense.” from a friend, 10.13.11
Occupy Atlanta | Mayor says Woodruff Park... →
*Troy Davis Park
What is christianity? It’s the holy spirit. What is the holy spirit? It’s an egalitarian community of believers who are linked by love for each other and who only have their own freedom and responsibility to do it. In this sense the holy spirit is here now. Žižek At Occupy Wall Street